One of the 2015 alumni, Sam Eadie has been awarded a TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarship from the Queensland Government. The recognition acknowledged his academic excellence and leadership qualities during senior high school years.
Eadie, who graduated with an OP1 and highest possible ATAR of 99.95, will receive a $10,000 grant across his five years studying engineering and commerce at The University of Queensland.
The TJ Ryan Memorial Medal represents a longstanding tradition of recognising educational excellence in Queensland. The award is a memorial to Thomas Joseph Ryan, a former teacher, barrister, and Queensland Premier from 1915 to 1919.
No more than 10 graduating students across Queensland receive the award each year.
Eadie's excellent academic record, leadership roles as Captain of Harlin House and in sport, as well as contributions to community organisations Rosies - Friends on the Street, Orange Sky Laundry, and the He for She campaign for gender equality, were just some of his efforts qualifying him for the honour.